Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Glen Ellyn Village Board seated three new trustees and appointed Alex Demos to serve as the new Village President.
The Glen Ellyn Village Board Monday seated three new trustees to serve the next four-year term and bid farewell to outgoing trustees, including Village President Mark Pfefferman and trustees Peter Cooper and Phillip Hartweg. At a caucus held by the Civic Betterment Party in December, residents chose the three new trustees, Dean Clark, Timothy Elliott and Timothy O’Shea, and selected Trustee Alexander Demos to serve as the new Village President, Catherine Galvin to serve as the new Village Clerk and Gina Meyers, Randolph “Ran” Sailer and Kelli Christiansen to serve on the Library Board. Demos, 50, is President/CEO of Professional Paving & Concrete Company, Inc. Dean Clark, 66, is President & CEO, Graphic Chemical & Ink Company. Timothy …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Glenbard High School District 87 swears in two new board members, two incumbents.
The Glenbard High School District 87 Board of Education on Monday swore in its four elected board members, including two newcomers, Jennifer Jendras and Judith Weinstock and two incumbents, Richard Heim and Robert Friend. Six candidates ran for four seats on the board in the April 9 election, including North Central College student Anthony Schullo and incumbent Tom Voltaggio. Judith Weinstock, who taught high school English for 33 years—32 of them at Glenbard West High School, wrote in her Patch bio that if elected, her top priority would be working to expand or reconfigure the school day to allow students more time to explore electives and classes that interest them. "Since high school is probably the last opportunity for students to …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
County officials said that the amount of traffic caught them by surprise and hampered the ability of the public to access election results.
Officials for DuPage County are saying that the influx of traffic to their election results website, which crashed the page between 8 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, has been a wake-up call to necessary improvements, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the paper, the problem was caused when the available bandwidth was exceeded; page views peaked at 15,000 within a few minutes, 5,000 more than the peak in the 2012 elections. "If you asked me 72 hours ago if the site would peak out 50 percent higher than a presidential election, I would've laughed," Robert Saar, the election commission's executive director, told the paper. "Everybody here had their eyes opened. We're disappointed that it happened, but I'm extremely confident that going …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Newcomer Kathy Hamilton and incumbent Joseph Wozniak win the 2013 College of DuPage Board of Trustees election.
With all precincts reporting, Kathy Hamilton and incumbent Joseph Wozniak have been elected to the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. Of the six candidates, Hamilton led with 45,214 votes. Joseph Wozniak followed with 28,570 votes. Incumbent Dave Carlin followed with 24,264 votes. According to a Daily Herald report, Hamilton is a CPA from Hinsdale who ran on the same slate with Carlin. Nine petitioners originally filed for candidacy in January, according to a COD post on Patch. In addition to Carlin, Hamilton and Wozniak defeated Frank Flores Jr. of Glendale Heights, Edward Agustin of Naperville and Mike Lanners of Lombard. Hamilton and Wozniak will join the seven-member board to serve six-year positions, beginning the date of their …
Judith Weinstock, Robert Friend, Jennifer Jendras and Richard Heim win the 2013 election to the District 87 Board of Education.
Updated 9:43 a.m. With all precincts reporting, newcomers Judith Weinstock and Jennifer Jendras and incumbents Richard Heim and Robert Friend have won the 2013 election to the Glenbard District 87 Board of Education. With 8,118 votes, Weinstock finished ahead of Friend with 8,006 votes, Jendras with 7,485 votes and Heim with 6,732 votes. Six candidates ran for four seats on the board, including North Central College student Anthony Schullo and incumbent Tom Voltaggio. Judith Weinstock, who taught high school English for 33 years—32 of them at Glenbard West High School, said if elected, her top priority would be working to expand or reconfigure the school day to allow students more time to explore electives and classes that interest them…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Now that the polls have closed, follow our site for live results to learn who won and by how much in all your Glen Ellyn races. We'll be updating this post throughout the night as votes are tallied.
Tuesday, April 9
The results are finally rolling in. The above list gives you the results for all your local races and will be updated regularly as vote totals become available.
Monday, April 8, 2013
It's election day. Do you know who's on the ballot?
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Monday, April 8
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Early voting ends April 6.
Early voting for the 2013 municipal election started Monday, March 25 and will end April 6. Voters can go to the DuPage County Election Commission Office, 421 N. County Farm Rd. in Wheaton to cast their vote during the following hours: Hours:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Glenbard District 87 Board of Education candidates answer audience questions related to student achievement, pension reform and why they should be elected to the board at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum.
Six candidates running for four open seats on the Glenbard District 87 Board of Education Tuesday attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center to answer voters' questions about issues facing the district. Patch will recap parts of the forum, but to get a feel for the candidates, you can listen to them answer questions using the SoundCloud tool above. Here's a timeline of the questions, in case you want to skip to a specific issue: "What three issues do you feel are the most pressing for the district?" (15:48) Anthony Schullo: Communication between board members and those they serve and common core standards “They (people in community) would like to see board members visible… If I’m working to better …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Frank Flores, Jr. was terminated from the College of DuPage for a disorderly conduct incident; he claims the investigation was “cursory” and the charges “malicious and unsubstantiated.”
A candidate in the contested election for College of DuPage Board of Trustees was previously fired from the college’s aquatics department after multiple people alleged incidents of verbal and/or physical sexual harassment, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, Frank Flores Jr. was employed as a temporary assistant aquatics manager in fall 2010 until a female lifeguard reported verbal sexual harassment, a claim corroborated by another female student, and a male student who also alleged physical harassment. A patron filed a separate complaint that Flores had made comments to her like, “I want to taste you” and “I peed in the pool,” the paper said. No criminal charges were filed, but after an investigation, Flores was fired on …